The annual conference circuit is a vital source of information and inspiration for Team Loft on the latest thinking and insight in our areas of expertise.

This month we were at WeAreDevelopers in Vienna, Austria – the largest developer conference in Europe. One particularly interesting theme to emerge was how traditional industries – such as rail and health – are now evolving quite fast, and how software development is deeply involved in helping them to adjust to this new era.

Meanwhile Loft Lead Engineer Zdenek enjoyed experimenting with the exiii HACKberry (pictured). It’s a bionic hand that has been open sourced: you can get the data and print your own on any 3D printer.